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Topic: branding

When Does Leaning Hard Into Celebrity Become Lazy and Dangerous?

Fame, as a branding channel, dominated advertising in 2014

There are many things that defined 2014 in advertising. Mobile domination, our insatiable desire for a viral hit, TV ads alive and well, Goodvertising, Big Data and, of course, the…

How Tiffany’s Iconic Box Became the World’s Most Popular Package

This robin’s egg blue is trademarked

For the sake of you intellectual-property aficionados out there, the color is No. 1837 on the Pantone Matching System chart. It is not commercially available; since a 1998 filing with…

How South Korea Uses Psy, VIXX and All of K-Pop to Burnish Its Image

It's part of a government branding initiative that began in 1997

Last month, the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena hosted “The M Countdown,” a show featuring top South Korean pop acts like VIXX, BTS, B1A4, Teen Top, IU, G-Dragon, Jung Joon…

Saks Fifth Avenue CMO Mark Briggs Explains Sweeping Changes

90-year-old department store aims to be a lifestyle authority

When Hudson’s Bay plunked down $2.4 billion to acquire Saks Fifth Avenue last year, many remarked on the pluck of chief executive Richard Baker. Hadn’t he heard that department stores…

Is Product Placement the Savior or the Scourge of Entertainment?

Hundreds shared their opinions at this week's #AdweekChat

As movies, TV and video become increasingly flexible, on-demand forms of entertainment, most types of advertising have struggled to keep pace. The big exception? Product placement. When your branding appears right…

Agencies Dissect Foursquare's Makeover

A new logo, redesigned app, but what does it all mean?

Foursquare yesterday unveiled a fresh "F-pin" logo and ultimately a new brand strategy, as it plans to release a starkly different version of its app in three weeks. Adweek asked…

Foursquare Unveils Its Own New Logo (Don't Worry, It's SFW)

Company also prepping an app redesign

Exactly one week after Airbnb's logo redesign went viral because people thought it looked like human genitalia, Foursquare is unveiling a new logo and app redesign. And fortunately for Foursquare,…

Sex and the City Supercut Shows How Much It Loved Name-Dropping Brands

Manolo Blahnik. Manolo Blahnik. Manolo. Blahnik!

Sex and the City's leading ladies—Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte—turned everything from Manolo heels to sex swings into household names during the series' run on HBO. To show the women's love…

Here Are Some Advertising Slogans. Do You Remember the Brands? [Video]

We test people in Times Square

What's the last advertising slogan you remember? Every year, advertisers and marketers spend millions of dollars pushing taglines to get you to buy their stuff. But do they work? To find…

The Redskins Have Been Stripped of Their Trademarks [Updated]

Team will appeal its right to seize your homemade jerseys

Update: That's it for the name "Washington Redskins," at least as far as legally protected trademark status goes. The appeals board at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has stripped…

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